As the temperatures drop, what better way to warm up than with a mug of hot cocoa and a holiday-themed romantic book? Whether you’re a seasonal reader or have already burned through our slate of sexy-romance TV entertainment and are looking for something new, these Christmas and New Year’s-themed books are guaranteed to keep the holiday spirit alive all season long. From thrillers to historical fiction and murder mystery to contemporary fiction, so many great books came out this year. However, come December 1, our to-be-read (TBR!) stack has room for one genre and one genre only: holiday romance.
These books have everything you’d want in a holiday storyline. Think snowy, magical backdrops, star-crossed lovers, awkward family vacations, friends-turned-lovers and lots of mistletoe. Plus, it’s never too late to add to your Christmas wish list or do a little shopping for the bookworms on your list.
Here’s our roundup of nine page-turning holiday romance novels.